By Ricky, Secretary 100 years ago marked the end of the First World War which killed over 40 million people. Today, Dartford Youth Councillors, as well as representatives from other organisations, paraded and presented a wreath at the annual Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial at Central Park. Other youth organisations and groups suchContinue reading “Service of Remembrance”
By Ricky, Secretary Dartford Youth Council elected its new Executive Committee to serve from 2018-19, with a great number of candidates for the various positions. We welcomed a number of students from new schools such as the Leigh Academy and Wilmington Academy. The candidates running for a position all had their speech, and they wereContinue reading “Elections 2018-2019”
By Ricky, Secretary The vInspired Awards are a set of nationally-recognised prestigious awards for volunteers. The award scheme is extremely flexible so it can account for your needs. The initiative has four awards: the v10 for ten hours of volunteering, v30, v50 and ultimately, the v100. Their intuitive website allows you to record your volunteeringContinue reading “vInspired Awards”
By Tsemaye, Web Admin In November 2017, DYC teamed up with the Dartford Branch for the British Legion to support the Poppy Appeal. Over three Saturdays we went out in the town centre to collect donations for the Poppy Appeal in the Orchards, Priory and Prospect Place Shopping Centre. Overall, it was a fantastic experienceContinue reading “Poppy selling in Dartford”
By Ricky Taing, Secretary The new academic year is a time for us to celebrate our past achievements, as well as making new prospective aims for the wider borough of Dartford. Dartford Youth Council welcomed some new members from Dartford Grammar School and Dartford Grammar School for Girls. Dartford Youth Council Executive Team candidates eachContinue reading “Elections 2017-2018”
By Ricky, Public Relations Officer Five Dartford Youth Council members visited a care home in Wilmington to talk to elderly members of the community and participate in various activities. We talked about their past and they shared their life experiences with us. It was really interesting to find out how technology has really revolutionised life! WeContinue reading “Visiting Gardenia House”
Members of DYC volunteered at the Dartford Festival 2017, preparing and serving fresh and healthy smoothies. We had a smoothie bike which you would pedal to blend the smoothie as part of our Healthy Living outreach. A massive thank you to everyone who helped out at the Dartford Festival!
After our visit to Salvation Army, we had lunch and then went to Gardenia House, a residential home for elderly people. We performed a range of Christmas carols and some modern Christmas song arrangements. We must thank Ricky for conducting, playing the flute and ukulele for the event as well as Babafunto for his excellentContinue reading “Singing at Gardenia House”
On Monday, we went to the Salvation Army in Dartford and helped sort toys for different charities. We all thoroughly enjoyed helping the Salvation Army, and knowing that the toys that we sort will go to charities that benefitted from our help.